Getting there


Cardiff is the main airport and is served by many low cost airlines with flights to most other UK airports as well as many European destinations.

Trains & buses

The main towns and cities are easily reached by train and coach, but
getting around in the more rural areas can be a little more trying. If you’re travelling to West Wales by train, you can catch a train via Cardiff to Swansea and Newport. When you can’t catch a train to the desired destination. If
you’re in no rush, the bus services will take you to places you’d never
see following the normal tourist trail.

Getting around


The UK’s train network isn’t as fast, cheap or efficient as in Europe but it is still quicker than driving and more convenient than flying — as long as you’re travelling between major transport hubs. See National Rail for timetable information and ticket prices.


Travelling by coach is cheaper than rail. There are a number of bus companies including National Express and Megabus.


It’s a good idea to hire a car and drive around Wales to really appreciate the green countryside, national parks and wild coastline. To drive in Wales you need a current driving licence. The AA has very useful information on distances and route-planning. Bring a map!